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Love Thy Neighbor has a new Loyalty Program
Now you can support Love Thy Neighbor’s programs every time you shop on Amazon!!!  When you sign up on Amazon Smile, you will have the same shopping experience as regular Amazon, AND Amazon Smile Foundation will automatically donate .5% of your purchase to LTN.

Sign up is easy.  On your first visit to http//smile.amazon.com, in the box that says pick your own charitable organization, type LTN Love Thy Neighbor.   Please note that there are more than one “Love Thy Neighbor” organizations listed, so be sure to select the correct one.  (Ours is labeled LTN Love Thy Neighbor and it will have a Frisco, TX address – they are updating this to our Flower Mound address, but it may take a few weeks.)

For the donations to flow, you must return to http://smile.amazon.com anytime you want to shop on Amazon, so be sure to bookmark it.   Frequently asked questions as well as some screen shots are posted below.

This is such an easy way for us to make money, so please share this request with all of your family and friends, neighbors, church groups, civic organizations, and social clubs. Ask them to please sign up and start shopping on Amazon with a SMILE!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Love Thy Neighbor every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll have the exact same shopping experience as the regular Amazon.com website, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our organization.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from your web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping next time at AmazonSmile.

How will I know I am still enrolled for LTN?
Once you have enrolled, our organization name will show up on the top left of your screen right under the item search bar each time you visit smile.amazon.com.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you will use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings will always be the same.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations.  Products will be marked “Eligible for  donation” in their product details, usually under the product description but sometimes over to the right. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases, Kindle books, and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

 

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, they may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations.  While this amount may sound small, it adds up quickly!!!  The more people we can sign up to buy through AmazonSmile, the better. So please share with your friends and family!

Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?
Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and therefore are not tax deductible by you.

How do I set up to support Love Thy Neighbor when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you will be asked to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to LTN.  In the box that says pick your own charitable organization, type LTN Love Thy Neighbor.   Please note that there are more than one Love Thy Neighbor organizations, so be sure to select the correct one.  Ours is labeled LTN Love Thy Neighbor and it will have a Frisco, TX address (this is based on an old address for us and we are getting this updated to Flower Mound, TX, but Amazon indicated that it could take several weeks.)

Can I verify after the fact that my order has benefited LTN?
Yes, if you go to an order in your history and click on ORDER DETAILS, it will show a note at the top stating “Supporting LTN Love Thy Neighbor” if it was an eligible order.

 

Visit http://smile.amazon.com/about for more program details.

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Kroger Community Rewards Program Just by grocery shopping, our charity receives money back to support the many terrific things we do. If you are a KROGER grocery shopper, this is an easy fund raiser and opportunity for LTN to raise money – and a great way that KROGER supports the community. You still receive all the benefits you currently receive – LTN receives additional benefits from KROGER from your shopping experiences.   (This is in addition to our existing TOM THUMB/SAFEWAY Grocery Program).

“Love Thy Neighbor”  Number: 89273

There are (3) ways ways to sign up:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS SUPPORTERS:

NOTE:  All supporters must have a registered Kroger Plus card account online to
be able to link their card to an organization.

Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377 and select option 4 to get your Plus Card number if you don’t have your number available or use your card when checking out.  You will need your number to link LTN to your card.

If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, you can obtain a digital Kroger Plus Card when creating an account online or at any Kroger store.

Link your card at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com.

A.  If you have an existing account, click on “Sign In”, otherwise click on “Create
an Account”.

B.  If you are a new online customer:

o   You will need to enter your email address, create a password, enter your zip
code, click on favorite store, and agree to the terms and conditions.
o   Once you are done entering your information you will get a message asking
you to check your e-mail inbox and click on the link within the body of the e-
mail that was sent to activate your Kroger account.

C.  Already have a Kroger.com account?

o   Enter your email address and password and click on “Sign In”.
o   Click on Community then on Community Rewards” then click on enroll now,
complete personal information, click on save.
o   Enter your organization’s number or name and then click on “Search”.
o   Select your organization and click on “Save”.
o   To verify that you enrolled correctly, you will see your organizations name on
the right side of your account settings page.
o   Once you are linked, you can start earning rewards immediately toward the
organization you are supporting. (Note: The message saying that you are
supporting an organization through the Kroger Community Rewards program
will start printing on your receipt about 10 business days after you linked your
card.)

THANK YOU FRIENDS AND VOLUNTEERS!  We appreciate you taking the time to support Love Thy Neighbor.  Happy Kroger and LTN Shopping!!

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TOM THUMB approves LOVE THY NEIGHBOR to participate in GOOD NEIGHBOR PROGRAM.
Link your current Tom Thumb Grocery Card to LTN’s Account Number 13050 and 1% of qualified purchases will be donated to LTN.  Click, Print and Complete the form (have your REMARKABLE CARD NUMBER available) and drop off at your Tom Thumb Courtesy Desk. Qualified Purchases are totals, excluding alcohol, tobacco and taxes. Thank you TOM THUMB!
CLICK and PRINT:  http://shop.safeway.com/corporate/randalls/GN_HOUSTON_AUSTIN.pd
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LTN supports The Salvation Army / Lewisville  “OLD HOUSE DEDICATION and VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION” – Thursday, September 12, 2013
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, The Salvation Army had a grand event!  The band played, the ribbon was cut, and food was flowing! Plants were donated by Hartwell Nursery for the evening of the event.  Many fabulous folks helped prepare and serve the food – THANK YOU! Many folks set up the tables, chairs, and table cloths – THANK YOU!   We even had a “napkin committee” that worked tirelessly folding each cloth napkin for THE EVENT – THANK YOU!  Folks brought in family sauces, secret recipes and gorgeous crystal and silver – THANK YOU!  LTN is lucky to have such creative and generous volunteers and friends.
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LTN buys TEA Table benefiting CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER – Saturday, April 20, 2013
Love Thy Neighbor Volunteers support our community by supporting The Denton County Children’s Advocacy Center.  Our LADIES look FAB with their Hats and coordinating red and black attire to match the table setting.  LTN was a hit!!  Thank you Lynn, Shelagh, MaryAnn, Suzy, Karen, Susan and Stephanie for representing us.  Looks like a great time.

PAMPERED CHEF PARTY
Was held Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 2-4pm.  We are excited that 50 of our volunteers and friends showed up or ordered online!  It was a huge success.  Special THANKS to Thursday Kitchen Volunteer Angela Luhman for hosting our PAMPERED CHEF party and giving a portion of the proceeds to LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. We are ordering new and needed tools for the kitchen.  Many gracious folks also ordered for the kitchen as well as themselves.  We are so appreciative to be a part of such a generous community.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! The Kitchen and Pantry
The Salvation Army always appreciates the following food and supplies: toiletries (hotel giveaways), feminine products, hot/cold cereal, unexpired canned goods, styrofoam plates, peanut butter, canned jalapeno’s, Italian Salad Dressing, chicken broth, canned tuna and canned meats. For more information, contact:  Lynn Hagey, rhagey@verizon.net or 972/849-6971.

UPDATE ON THE SALVATION ARMY “NEW HOUSE” and KITCHEN (April 17, 2012)
Renovation on the house located at Main Street and Charles Street is completed! The office and administrative team have moved in and is operational.  Plants will be planted and a few signs are coming – but it is finally OPEN!  The Clothing Assistance Program opens Thursday, April 18.  Renovation to the kitchen will start in a few weeks and the much needed prep space will begin.

Mark Bruington and his company, Trusty Construction, oversaw this huge project. The house is truly beautiful. Stop in for a tour.

COMMUNITY GARDEN
The Garden continues to flourish even through the hot days of summer and cold days of winter.  We have enjoyed daily produce which enables us to provide healthier, nutritious meals. If you would like more information and are interested in adopting a plot, please contact Rick Lubke at 469-831-2086. He will be able to answer any questions you might have regarding the garden and its needs. This is a wonderful way to give back to the community. The garden is located on Kealy Street in front of the Upper Trinity Water District buildings.

 

Our Wonderful LTN Volunteer Maria Ruemenapp dedicates her time twice a year for BELK CHARITY DAY. Maria sells tickets on behalf of LTN for $5.  LTN gets 100% and you get $5 of your purchase.  Stop in Belk and get your ticket from Maria, or call or email Maria (972/569-0638, MariaRuemenapp@aol.com) for tickets.
THANK YOU MARIA!

Supporting Individuals and Families in need of Nutrition and Clothing